My kingdom for a Game of Thrones beer!
Seven Hells! Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale, the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series from HBO Global Licensing and Brewery Ommegang, is slated to debut this spring ahead of the premiere of season six of HBO’s critically-acclaimed and Emmy award-winning show.
Seven Kingdoms is a marriage of a traditional Belgian-style wheat and a hop-forward American ale. Unlike the marriages on Game of Thrones, the result is a hoppy wheat that’s pleasant and playful. Seven Kingdoms harmoniously weds citrusy and herbal American hops, with wheaty maltiness and moderate bitterness.
This Game of Thrones beer pours a hazy pale yellow with a thick cap of pure white foam. Aromas of citrus and fruit are underpinned with notes of banana, ripe fruit, and spicy phenols from the yeast. The hop flavor is full and round with notes of tart orange and lemon, complemented by substantial wheat maltiness. A mildly bitter finish gives way to slight lingering hop notes.
If Seven Kingdoms isn’t good enough for your feast or backyard party, try one of the other Game of Thrones-inspired beers including Iron Throne, Take The Black Stout, Fire and Blood, Valar Morghulis, Three-Eyed Raven and Seven Kingdoms.